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the race will also include stages in northamptonshire, warwickshire, stoke—on—trent, staffordshire and derbyshire. the women's tour ended in london. i am keen to encourage more people to cycle in london, to make it safer and easier. we want to show the world that london is open, and we are the sporting capital of the world. we have the heavyweight boxing between anthonyjoshua and wladimir klitschko. we have the largest number of nfl games taking place in london later this year. and we are in discussions with major league baseball to see if we can get that here in london as well. ronnie o'sullivan has been knocked out of the welsh open snooker. he blew a 3—0 lead to lose 4—3 to mark davis in the second round in cardiff, where it's been a day of shocks. 15—year—old schoolboy jackson page will have to take more time off his studies after reaching the third round. he needed a wild card, and permission from his teachers, to play in his first tournament.
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today he beatjohn astley 4—3. when i first came here, i knew i could play well and go fast. obviously, i can go further now, playing well. people told me to just enjoy it, and just for experience, really. in myself, i knew i could wina really. in myself, i knew i could win a few games. also today at the motorpoint arena, ao—year—old welshman lee walker knocked out last year's runner—up, neil robertson. walker came back from 3—2 down against the former world champion, and clinched the match with a break of 130. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
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bringing us tomorrow. with me are the business editor of the independent, josie cox, and helenjoyce, the international editor at the economist. let's take a look at the front pages then. first up the ft — it's reporting that companies competing to build nuclear power stations in the uk have been asked to offer a significantly lower price for electricity than the £18 billion hinkley point plant. the i leads with the nhs. according to an investigation by the paper, eleven maternity and neonatal units across england face closure or consolidation under plans to remodel the health service. the independent focuses on the stark us warning to nato allies, that members must increase military spending or face the consequences. the express takes a look at the latest official employment figures, saying the number of foreign—born workers rose by almost 450,000 in a year —
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tojust over 5.5 million. and the metro leads with the fresh attack by donald trump on us intelligence agencies for reportedly leaking details of discussions between his team and russia. let's start with president trump. he accuses us intelligence services of criminal push to undermine him. this is today's episode of the ongoing soap opera. this is going to be a running plotline, cars since before the election there have been serious worries, including the american intelligence community and elsewhere, that president trump's liking for elsewhere, that president trump's liking foeradimir elsewhere, that president trump's liking for vladimir putin is puzzling, to say the least. he criticises other people, but not
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him. his national security adviser has had to step down because it appears he has had unauthorised contacts with russian intelligence agents, and now president trump doesn't really like that people are leaking things like this. one extraordinary thing about this story is that in a tiny corner of the ft we have, trump backs off a 2—state solution. on another day, this would be enormous news. it has four little lines on the front page because of this ongoing soap opera. quite incredible. having said that, it is a bit out of order. your intelligence services leaking private documents. what would happen tomorrow morning if theresa may found out that mi5 and mi6 were leaking stuff? you cannot function
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in that way? in any other situation, this would be a remarkable story. but in the context of what we have seen but in the context of what we have seenin but in the context of what we have seen in the trump administration and the narrative that is unfolding, it is not as surprising as it perhaps should be. and his reaction, the words he is using, the aggressive tone, in accusing the intelligence services of doing this, that is not unusual either. he has fired similar shots at the media, the obama administration and at clinton. this is becoming routine. and is he trying to have it both ways? as a campaigner, when he was running for the white house, he was happy for the white house, he was happy for the secret service to leak against his opponent. you cannot have it both ways. is he stupid, or what?|j think he is a man with a special approach to what we might call consistency. the most extraordinary
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thing he said before the election was he lives in bite it putin to hack into and release hillary clinton's private documents. he asked the russians to get information on hillary clinton, so how can he talk about it now? all bets are off. the republicans are in control of congress and should be saying that we should investigate this, there are credible links between the trump administration and the russians. but they are not, so this is the point where we have the intelligence services leaking this stuff. and something about the nuclear plant's stuff. and something about the nuclear pla nt‘s viability stuff. and something about the nuclear plant's viability being in doubt? another bad story in the week of bad stories about the power industry in the uk. we had some very poor results from toshiba, the japanese conglomerate, which owns a
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very large stake in the company supposed to be developing a nuclear power plant in cumbria. that called that whole development into question. now we have a story about funding. government officials have indicated that future projects would be expected to deliver a discount of at least 15% to 20% on the price of electricity, which is absolutely massive, and will deliver a big blow on any revenue they may generate to pay off those projects. this is a big blow if you are into nuclear power. even the green lobby believe this is the way forward. the problems, potentially, that there might be of leakages and so forth seem might be of leakages and so forth seem to have been dealt with, unless you live injapan and you have a tsunami. we know the problems of fukushima. so we know that cost is
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potentially a problem. it seems like a massive shame. you don't want to overpay for your electricity. we are on the cusp of having lots of other renewable energy a lot cheaper. so would you want to spend millions on a whole load of nuclear plants if you can get solar in a few years? that is what the green lobby is saying. it's starting to look like a possibility. on to the daily out loud. or is that lots of love? that is what david cameron thought. are used to think that as well! perhaps we alldid. used to think that as well! perhaps we all did. this is the laughing airport assassin. this is one of the suspects in the death of the brother—in—law of kim jong—un ill.
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a p pa re ntly brother—in—law of kim jong—un ill. apparently he has been a target of the north korean assassination plots for several years. he believed he was going to be attacked. you normally has chinese bodyguards with him. they seem to have injected him with poison in the airport and attempted to get the body back before there was an autopsy. this is a mysterious state were terrible things happen, and these things erupt into our consciousness. i don't know what to tell you about it. i don't know anything about the man or what he did. but i guess we have this mysterious picture that has caught our imagination because of the t—shirt. it is cold war. basically, if you are related to kim jong—un, where ever you are in the world, watch out, basically.
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absolutely. in the daily telegraph as well. the church of england a step closer to gay marriages in church. a three years study from bishops from the church of england said that the church should still not approve of gay marriage. they put together a report of a status quo that they should believe that they should not approve of same—sex marriages, that they should have a more welcoming attitude towards same—sex marriages. the motion has been rejected, which means that we will stick with the status quo for the time being. it seems like they haven't really created any change or furthered any cause, but it is perhaps encouraging to see that there is motion in the debate around there is motion in the debate around the subject. i think they were trying to balance between two very
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much opposing sides, say that marriage is between a man and a woman, but that we must be nice to same—sex couples. but that seems not to have worked. the house of clergy of the three bodies, so your ordinary rank and file vicar, it seems they've voted to reject this report. they are the ones who have to deal with it. yes, they are the ones who have to deal with parishioners every sunday. with someone parishioners every sunday. with someone saying that they are being rejected. the idea is that, at some point, some way down the line, perhaps the church is moving closer to officially sanctioning gay marriages. let's go to the times. an ultimatum on nato spending. i cannot
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understand why a country like germany, the fourth or fifth understand why a country like germany, the fourth orfifth biggest economy in the world, doesn't pay its way. what's that about? they said they would. one of the nato agreements is that you spend 2% of gdp on defence. it's notjust what you spend, it is what you spend it on. it is that troops can interoperate and so on. only five countries actually spend that 2% of gdp. that headline, he is right. i agree with him. he has said so many different things about nato, and some very worrying. this is a man who was not willing to affirm a long—standing commitment to one of nato's commitments that if one were attacked, —— to be attacked, that
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the others would stand with them. i agreed with him for about five seconds! that if you are a member of this alliance, why would you not be willing to pay for the privilege?” guess people haven't for such a long time. spending on defence is like spending on foreign aid. and we have all felt so save for such a long time. the world seemed a nice place a year ago, five years ago. now it all looks a lot scarier. i really do think they will start stumping up. so you approve of trump's policy. i'm not sure if it is his policy as such, and! i'm not sure if it is his policy as such, and i don't agree with undermining what nato is about. such, and i don't agree with undermining what nato is aboutm looks like a lot of the thrust of
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this is coming from his defence secretary. nato itself has been saying this for a long time. in the times, britain sees final warning on the shameful air—pollution levels. yes, another topical story, though it does feel like we have been here before. it seems like air pollution is one of those things that keeps coming up. it will keep coming up in the lead up to brexit, because of eu regulation and to what extent we in london could benefit from that. i don't know if this furthers the causes or not. what will brexiteers think of this? this could potentially go to the european court ofjustice. but potentially go to the european court of justice. but i potentially go to the european court ofjustice. but i suppose brexiteers will want clean air as well, but will want clean air as well, but will not want it to be legislated over there rather than via ? will not want it to be legislated
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over there rather than via? the problem of this particular aspect of air pollution is diesel cars. they produce less carbon, but they do produce less carbon, but they do produce these little particles that go into your lungs. josie runs and i cycle, so... this will feed quite nicely in to the tinted brexit debate, no doubt about that. nicely in to the tinted brexit debate, no doubt about thatm should be about us being healthy! thank you so much forjoining us. that is it for the papers tonight. you can go to our website for more details. and if you have missed the programme, you can watch it on my player. goodbye. hello. the cold weekend we endured
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is behind us, because temperatures have been edging up, especially today. it has felt really pleasant in parts. in lincolnshire, the temperature made it to 11! celsius. it has been a very wet day in the midlands and parts of east england. a few showers in the west, which will tend to fade, but we keep wet and windy weather in the north—west of scotland. low temperatures in southern england, the welsh marches and south—west england. very windy in northern scotland around this area of low pressure. we start with strong to gale force winds in scotla nd strong to gale force winds in scotland and further outbreaks of rain. there will be the odd passing
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shower into england and wales, but the vast majority will be dry. lighter winds across southern england compared with elsewhere. some fog patches around, not widespread, but where they developed they could be slow to clear on thursday morning. apart from a chance of passing shower in england and wales, it will stay dry. rain heading into northern ireland, just starting to push into north—west england in the afternoon. temperatures for many, a mild feel. always feeling best if you get a bit of sunshine. the chance for some fog patches on friday morning. once they have gone, variable cloud, sunny spells, lasting thing longest down the eastern side of the uk. things
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have turned mild. 8 degrees is the average for the time of year. could be very mild for some of us into the start of next week. for our weekend weather, along with that mild theme, there will be a fair amount of dry weather. there will be weather systems close by. the northern half of the uk, could be some this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 11: president trump has met with the israeli prime minister, saying he will work very hard on what he called a great peace deal between israel and the palestinians. i'm looking at to state and one state, and i like the one that both parties like —— two state. the new us defence secretary, james mattis, has warned nato members that washington will moderate its commitment if other allies fail to spend more on defence. malaysian police have arrested a woman in connection with the suspected poisoning
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of the half—brother of north korea's leader, kim jong—un. on newsnight, president trump taxes own security apparatus and the us media on twitter. where will the russia row go next? —— attacks his own.
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